In the midst of Russian threats, Helsinki says yes to NATO

The day before, former Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said Finland had a “99.9 percent chance” of joining NATO. On Thursday, a joint statement by President Sauli Niinisö and Prime Minister Sanna Marini crossed out the remaining 0.1%. “Joining NATO will strengthen Finland’s security. As a member of NATO, Finland will strengthen the defense alliance as a whole. Finland must apply for NATO membership without delay,” two leaders signed for the – expected – outburst from Moscow. has re-launched threats. Several European partners welcomed the change, while Sweden is expected to follow suit in the near future.

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